Greg and Crew exceeded all our expectations for our wedding this summer. They learned a few song requests for us, but their set list had plenty to pick from already. They played our ceremony and reception and easily adapted to match the tone of the moment. Easy to get a hold of and all around pleasant people. My only regret is not booking them longer into the night!
We play for more Yacht Club events than any band in Washington.
OUR SOUND and SERVICES
The TROPICS produce a sound beyond the ability of larger groups, offering an incredible variety of music from "last century" to today's hits including Classic Rock, R&B, Edgy-pop, Swing and! We can provide "MC services", and are happy to perform ceremony music and special dances. Please visit our full-service, always up-to-date website for our CALENDAR, SONGLIST, PHOTOS, DEMOS, TESTIMONIALS and FAQs
"THIS IS US"
The TROPICS feature Multi-Instrumentalist and Shoreline Music Teacher GREG BOEHME (Bay-me) on Saxophone, Flute, Guitar, Keyboard and Vocals. Greg taught MUSIC at Shorecrest High School and was judged one of "Seattle's Ten Best Artists". Recently he has combined musical pursuits with sailing adventures logging 20,000 "blue-water" miles in the Pacific.
Powerhouse Vocalist EMILY MACINTOSH is a former "Miss Kirkland" and graduate (Cum Laude) of Seattle's prestigious Cornish College of the Arts. An accomplished interpreter of Soul, R&B, Classic Rock, Pop and Jazz, Emily is a highly regarded vocal teacher whose Ad and Jingle Work is heard "on-air" and online around the world. She can also be heard on Nintendo Wii's "Super Smash Broths Brawl" hit video game.
Virtuoso Guitarist CHAD QUIST attended the Berklee College of Music and has opened for Ray Charles, Tower Of Power and Diana Ross. He has a long association with with "Big Brother and the Holding Company" (of Janis Joplin fame) and Glenn Yarbrough which brought him to Europe, China and Mexico. Chad toured Africa with Paul Allen's personal band and has produced music airing on Disney and ABC.
WHY BOOK THE TROPICS?
No other group can match our musicianship, quality and variety. Whether you desire elegant sophistication....or flat-out Rock 'n Roll, the answer is "Yes". The TROPICS energy level is always just right for your guests, yet never too loud. We provide friendly, professional entertainment services featuring an incredible variety of music that will leave you wanting more.....
Please be in touch!
Greg Boehme (Bay-me), Bandleader, The TROPICS
Shoreline Schools Music Teacher - Seattle, Washington
Bachelor of Education - Western Washington University
Master of Arts - University of Washington
Past Commodore of The Puget Sound Cruising Club
Bluewater Sailor and "Teller-of-Tales' from the South Pacific
Resides with wife (and fellow music teacher) Marta in Mukilteo, Washington